PHOENIX (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up their first NL West title since 2009 when they rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 behind two homers from Hanley Ramirez. The Dodgers trailed 6-3 in the sixth and A.J. Ellis hit a tiebreaking homer off Josh Collmenter leading off the eighth. J.P. Howell got two outs for the victory.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Walker had four hits, including his 11th homer of the season, and drove in three runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the San Diego Padres 10-1 and stop a three-game losing streak. Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 34th homer for Pittsburgh. Jose Tabata added two hits and three RBIs as the Pirates moved a game in front of Cincinnati for the top wild card spot in the NL.
NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 2-1. Juan Perez went 3 for 3 with an RBI single in his hometown, and the World Series champions won for the eighth time in 11 games. The Giants stay in New York this weekend to play three interleague games at Yankee Stadium.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oracle Team USA remains alive in an America's Cup that continues to plod along because of a convergence of wind, tide and safety concerns. Jimmy Spithill and defending champion Oracle Team USA sped around San Francisco Bay to win Race 12 by 31 seconds and prevent Emirates Team New Zealand from sailing off with the America's Cup. With the Kiwis at match point, Oracle Team USA responded with a dominating performance to pull to 8-2.
UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Los Angeles forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP. The person told The Associated Press that Parker will receive the award tonight in Los Angeles before the Sparks-Phoenix Mercury opener of their Western Conference playoff series. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made.